Godart Bakkers & Naninga Lens
Interview of Mi van Landuyt

19.12.22  –  07.01

Over the years, the Ghent artist couple Mi van Landuyt [1939] and Boudewijn 'Balder' Van Hoecke [1945-2014] sent and received numerous Christmas and New Year cards. With the wishes of artists such as Jan Burssens, Leo Copers, Amédée Cortier, Werner Cuvelier, Hugo De Clercq, Roger Raveel, Pjeroo Roobjee and Paul Van Gysegem, the colorful collection not only encompasses a series of personal histories, but also bears witness to of an extensive artistic network in bustling Ghent in the years 1957-1987

Thanks to: Mi van Landuyt, Koen Brams

The Letters Project

In 2022-2023, KIOSK together with the research group Ghent, playing field of the visual arts (1957-1987), will focus on letters from or to people from Ghent, or concerning the Ghent art scene. The letters are selected for their content, but also for their form.

For a whole year, the group will present a different letter every week in KIOSK, and will highlight its context or the questions it raises. During these presentations, the letter (or a facsimile) will be shown, possibly with other artefacts that are mentioned or that can clarify its meaning.

Ghent, playing field of the visual arts (1957-1987) consists of Naninga Lens, Sofie Frederix, Wouter De Vleeschouwer, Koen Brams and Godart Bakkers. For The Letters Project the group is reinforced by Simon Delobel and some guests.